Special Collections at UWM Libraries

Maria Pisano, 2007 Ettinger Book Artist Series

Maria PisanoMaria Pisano 
Book artist, printmaker, conservator, and educator

Tuesday, October 16, 2007 at 7:00 pm
Special Collections
Fourth Floor, Golda Meir Library

2311 E. Hartford Ave.

For more information contact Special Collections
414.229.4345 or libspecial@uwm.edu

Co-sponsored by the UWM Libraries and the Ettinger Family Foundation

The Ettinger Book Artist Series is co-sponsored by the Ettinger Family Foundation and the UWM Libraries, with additional support from Woodland Pattern Book Center.

This program is co-sponsored by the Golda Meir Library, the Friends of the Golda Meir Library, the UWM Departments of English and Visual Art, the UWM Cultures and Communities Program, and the Woodland Pattern Book Center.

Other lectures, workshops, exhibits:


“Book Artists’ Responses to Death and Memory”
Thursday, October 11, 7-9 pm, 2007 in Special Collections.


“You’re Booked:  The World of Handmade Books”
Books are the vessels and artifacts for both visual and written expressions. Come and create a wonderful array of books using both traditional and experimental book structures incorporating eastern and western influences. We’ll begin with making paste papers and proceed to a multitude of structures, from pamphlet to codex. This workshop is designed for teachers, writers, artists, students, and anyone who loves to create a richer and expansive vocabulary for their work.Saturday & Sunday, October 13-14, 10am-4 pm, 2007 at Woodland Pattern Book Center (720 E. Locust St., Milwaukee; 414.253.5001)$90/$85 members, materials included

“The Carousel Book”
A carousel book is an ingenious work, containing three-dimensional panoramic scenes that are revealed in multi-layered openings that recede into space.  Its seductiveness comes as a result of its construction, a series of five scenes, which when taken together are a play in five acts. When fully opened it creates a full 180 degrees stage, which from an aerial perspective can be seen as a complex star, with the viewer performing a dance around it.Monday, October 15, 3:30-5:30 pm, 2007 in Special Collections


“Maria Pisano:  Books and Prints”
First Floor, West Wing and Special Collections Reading Room
September 24-December 28, 2007“Books and Death:  Book Artists’ Constructions of Death, Mourning, and Memory,” Maria Pisano, Guest Curator.
Fourth Floor Exhibition Gallery, Golda Meir Library
October1- November 30, 2007